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Tag Archives: Qatar

• Going to the World Cup in Qatar in 2022? Might be booze-free

Going to the World Cup in Qatar in 2022? Might be booze-free

Qatar is refusing to say whether it will sell alcohol at stadiums during the 2022 World Cup, although a top official said Wednesday he didn’t see the reason for selling it at matches. Hassan al-Thawadi, general secretary of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, said it was an issue that will be discussed with FIFA over […]

• Middle East Booze Sales Booming

Middle East Booze Sales Booming

From Saudi Arabia’s zero tolerance to Beirut’s buzzing nightlife, the Middle East poses challenges and opportunities for alcohol producers. And as the region realigns itself after the global financial crisis, the trends in drinks consumption also paint a picture of a region in flux. Dubai may still be the party capital of the Arabian Peninsula, […]

• In Case You Were Wondering: Where to Buy Booze in the Middle East

In Case You Were Wondering: Where to Buy Booze in the Middle East

The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are notorious for their stringent alcohol laws. But while you can’t legally sip a gin and tonic in Saudi Arabia, you can in Dubai — if you have a license, and you’re not Muslim. In Qatar, it’s trickier still: You can only order that glass of Pinot Grigio […]